Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Using split edits, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
In this movie we're going to take a closer look at Split Edits.…Let's go ahead and step inside 03-06 Split Edits.…Now some people refer to Split Edits as J- Cuts or L-cuts because the shape the clips make.…But the bottom line is that you want your edit to be smoother, and you see this all the time on television.…Often you'll cut to a reaction shot while the person is still speaking, and then the…person who's been cut to will start talking, so the cut seems smoother.…
Other times you'll hear the person starts speaking off-screen and then we cut to them.…Either way, it can smooth out the edit so the viewer doesn't see them.…Now Final Cut Pro X makes this very, very easy. Let's a take at the first of our three segments.…(Mr. Dalton: So, how's the coffee?)…I mean, that cut kind of works. His head looks up, but I want it to be smoother.…So to make a split edit, the first thing I'll need to do is separate the audio from the…video, simply by clicking on the audio track and they pull apart.…
Now what I want to do is I want to hear the audio first, so I'm going to shorten the video…
- Preparing and importing your media
- Evaluating shots and performances
- Incorporating additional assets like images
- Editing a dialog scene
- Adding reaction shots
- Using alternative takes
- Editing a montage
- Selecting and organizing clips
- Enhancing a scene with audio
- Replacing location audio or a dialogue track
- Transitioning between scenes
- Using creative color and effects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing for the Edit
Preparing the interface4m 2s
2. Understanding the Workflow of Cutting a Narrative Film
Adding assets1m 50s
3. Editing a Dialogue Scene
4. Editing a Montage
5. Editing a Multicamera Shoot
6. Using Audio to Enhance a Scene
7. Finishing Techniques
Next steps2m 2s
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